The Yukon Invasive Species Council (YISC) is a registered non-profit society formed to prevent the introduction and manage the spread of invasive species in the Yukon.
This is accomplished by:
- Educating and advising the public and professional about invasive species and their risk to ecosystems and economies through activities such as workshops, seminars, and newsletters.
- Actively collaborating with other jurisdictions on invasive species issues.
- Encouraging, promoting, and supporting research on invasive species that will contribute to the realization of the social and economic goals of Yukon residents.
YISC has a broad membership with representatives from municipal, territorial, federal, and First Nation governments, non-profit organizations, farming, industry, and private citizens. It is the council’s intent to keep membership open and facilitate discussion between different groups and governments in the Yukon and outside.
YISC has several working groups that are helping to implement our goals. Topics that we are working on include:
- Developing a strategic plan for YISC;
- Increasing awareness of invasive species through brochure development;
- Finding and securing long-term, stable funding for invasive species management;
- Building and maintaining comprehensive plant inventories and databases
- EDRR - weed pulls, volunteer effort
To learn more about the Yukon Invasive Species Council (YISC) or to get involved contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org